Vaudevillian gypsy jazz on tap

  • Zoe Lewis performs at Bass Hall on Saturday. COURTESY PHOTO

Thursday, April 06, 2017 3:3PM

Songwriter, vaudevillian, storyteller and adventurer Zoë Lewis plays Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. Lewis plays gypsy jazz, jump jive, Latin grooves, swing, and international folk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons. She has won the Colorado Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Troubadour Award and the New Folk Award at the Kerrville Folk Festival and has been the audience favorite at festivals around the world.

Originally from England, she now resides in Provincetown on Cape Cod, where she performs every summer. She’s traveled around the globe to over 70 countries, picking up world-beat grooves and stories on the way; jumping box cars, riding on freight boats and has even played music with an elephant orchestra in Thailand. She’s written music for commercials, movies, and two original musicals, Snail Road and Across the Pond.

In the summertime, she runs a 1920’s speakeasy on Cape Cod with her band Zoë Lewis and the Bootleggers, specializing in Prohibition era jazz. Lewis has performed around the world with the Indigo Girls, Pat Benatar, Judy Collins, Richie Havens and Nanci Griffith. She has released seven albums of original material and is working on a new CD and a one-woman play.

The Music in Bass Hall concert series is produced by the Monadnock Center for History and Culture with the generous support of Waterhouse restaurant. Shows are held at the Monadnock Center, 19 Grove Street, Peterborough. Tickets to see Zoë Lewis are $18 ($15 for members, seniors, and students). Purchase tickets online at MonadnockCenter.org or by calling (603) 924-3235.